Bamrolia The dynasty traces its descent fromRana Jai Singh, who acquired territories near Bairat, south of Alwar. Loyal to Emperor Anang Pal Tomar, he received the hereditary title of Rana in ca 1068, together with the usual Royal insignia of a parasol and chamra or yak-tail. The Emperor also entrusted the governship of Tuhangarh with Vasudev the son of Jai Singh. A century later, his descendent RanaPalun Singh, transferred his allegiance to Prithvi Raj Chauhan, and was slain beside him in 1175. RanaBirhan Pal, son of Palun, settled at Bamroli, near Agra in 1195. It is from this place that the family derives their name. His descendants ruled there until driven out by the Mughal Governor of Agra in 1367.

RanaRatan Pal, eighth in descent from Birhan Pal, joined the service of the Tuar ruler at Gwalior. His son supported Raja Barsingh Dev of Gwalior, helping him to win his independence from their Muslim overlords in 1375. He settled at Baghthurra, near Gohad. RanaSujanDeo, fifth in descent from RanaRatan Pal, received Gohad from Raja Man Singh of Gwalior in 1505. His title to that state being later recognised by the Emperor Sikander Lodi. Thereafter, his descendants gradually extended and added to their territories. RanaUdyuth Singh send a army of Bamrolia soldiers under Sardar Kiri Mal to faught on the side of Sanga of Mewar at the battle of Khanwa(1527). His descendant RanaBhag Raj helped the Emperor Aurangieb to win the war of succession against Dara Shikoh. From Bhag Raj the 8 houses of the dynasty are descended. Bhag Raj was succeeded by Gaj Singh. Gaj Singh was succeeded by Jaswant Singh who declared himself independent of the Mughal Empire. His younger brother Dale Singh was the most influential among all the sons of Gaj Singh. He joined the service of the BangashNawab of Farukhabad.

He is more famously known as Diler Khan the name he adopted after conversion to Islam. Diler Khan was known for his bravery and chivalry. He often rebelled against the Mughal Empire and plundered the Bundelas regularly. It was only after his death that the Bundelas were able to have an upper hand over the BangashPathans.

Dalel Singh left both Hindu and Muslim issues, the Raos of Adhupura and Raos of Makhol both are descended from Dalel Singh. Bhim Singh, the thirteenth ruler of Gohad and great grandson of Bhag Raj, succeeded in seizing the historic fortress of Gwalior from the Mughals and Ater from the Badauria Chief. Bhim Singh expanded his influence over whole Chamravati-Gird region. Fateh Singh a brave Bamrolia was the general of his army. The tales of bravery of Fateh Singh are still popular among the Bamrolias. Bhim Singh enjoyed a deap friendship with Maharaja Surajmal of Bharatpur and help him in many of his conquest. He was succeeded by his adopted son GirdharPratap Singh, who died young. Thereafter Chatra Singh, the son of Rao Balju of Nirpura was chosen as the next Rana. Under Chatra Singh the Bamrolia Dynasty saw its zenith, Chatra Singh built several forts and took upon the title RaesudDaula, Sipahdarul Milk, Maharaja RanaLokinderDiler Jung Jai Deo. His territories amounted to 56 mahals or districts, yielding revenues of Rs 66 lakhs per annum. Chatra Singh and Raja Pahar Singh of Picchore made an alliance with Maharaja Jawahar Singh of Bharatpur to oust the Marathas from Bundelkhand and northern Malwa. He died in the war against MahadjScindia who seized both Gohad and Gwalior from him.

The Bamraolia clan had effectively been destroyed by the Scindia then spent the next twenty-years fighting each other in a bloody tussle for power. Eventually all the clan leaders resolved to settle their differences by choosing a single ruler in the person of Rao Kirat Singh of Adhupura, a cousin of the deceased rana. Installed at Baghthurra Fortress in 1803, he at once revived the alliance with the British. They agreed to restore Gohad to him in return for his help in crushing the Maratha power. However, once hostilities ceased, Scindia opposed the restoration. The Rana then agreed to surrender Gohad in 1805, receiving Dholpur, Bari and Rajakhera as compensation in the following year. The ancient town of Dholpur became the capital of the new state, from which the state also took its name. The Karwas House was founded in 1623 by the brother of Rana Jagdeo of Gohad, Raja Aman Singh of Karwas sided with the Marathas instead of there own clansmen and unlike other Bamroliajagirdar remained a vassal sardar of the Scindia House of Gwalior. The Nawabs of Basai are descended from the union of a Muslim lady and Maharaja RanaBhagwant Singh of Dholpur his successor was Maj. HH Raisud-DaulahSipahdarul-MulkMaharajadhiraj Sri SawaiMaharaiRana NIHAL SINGH Lokindra Bahadur Diler Jung Jai Deo Of Dholpur , his great grandson is MaharajRana Hemant Singh Of Dholpur, Whos now head of the Dholpur Royal Family.

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